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Volume 54, Number 33   May 14, 2007         

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Next week's May 21 edition of CampusMemo will be the final one of the spring semester. Items should be submitted to by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. Summer issues of CampusMemo will be published June 18 and July 16. CampusMemo resumes weekly publication Aug. 20.

For details, call Public Affairs & Publications at ext. 8-1665.

Fee-waiver program
Fall fee-waiver information is now available. Eligible, continuing or newly admitted employees should submit completed fee-waiver applications and fees to the Cashier's/Bursar's Office (room 155 of the Administration building) two weeks prior to their registration date.

Dependent fee-waiver participants should also complete the appropriate application and submit the application and fees to Human Resources, room 252 of the Administration building.

For details, including fees, visit the Human Resources Web site:

For specific questions, contact Jackie Bender at or ext. 8-2678.

Summer youth
basketball camps

The SF State basketball coaches will conduct two one-week day camps at the Gymnasium for boys and girls aged 7-14. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 25-29 and July 16-20. Registration fee is $125 per session.

For further information, contact Bill Treseler, men's basketball coach, at or ext. 8-1729.

Summer fitness options
FitnessPlus, the faculty and staff fitness and wellness program, is offering seven-week summer programs beginning Monday, June 18. Classes include weight training, yoga, group exercise, Feldenkrais Method body work, and more. Register online at or contact FitnessPlus at or ext. 8-7572.

In addition, the Village Fitness Center invites faculty and staff to take advantage of its summer fitness program. Special rates are available through June 15 and include full access to the Village Fitness Center on campus, Club One at the Fillmore Center in San Francisco, as well as all Club One Fitness Clubs.

For details, contact the Village Fitness Center at (415) 452-1010.

Staff travel grant
applications due

The SF State Retirement Association is again providing support for approved, job-related travel. The award cycle alternates between faculty and staff; this year's awards will be presented to staff.

Letters of application should contain the purpose of the travel as well as travel plans and costs and should be addressed to: SFSU Retirement Association in care of Franklin Sheehan, Mathematics Department.

Or apply by e-mail to:

Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, May 15.

South Asian
American internship

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply for the summer South Asian American Community Internship Program. The program provides experience working with organizations that emphasize service to the South Asian and South Asian-American communities.

The internships are unpaid, but interns will receive three units of semester credit. Internships will take place during June and/or July and will consist of 80 hours of work.

For details and application information, contact Falu Bakrania at or ext. 5-0389. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, May 18.

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Honoring retiring faculty
Faculty and staff are invited to honor retiring faculty at the annual Rites of Passage celebration to be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, in the Nob Hill Room of Seven Hills Conference Center.

A link to the list of retiring faculty will be published in next week's CampusMemo.

Search committee for dean of undergraduate studies
Nominations are needed to fill three positions on the search committee for dean of undergraduate studies. The previous search was not successful. Nominees should be tenured or tenure-track teaching faculty or full-time lecturers.

Nominations can be made on the Academic Senate Web site at:

For details, contact the Academic Senate office at or ext. 8-1264.

Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill Room of Seven Hills Conference Center.

Agenda items for 2 to 3:30 p.m. include: a report from Genie Stowers, chair of the Academic Program Review Committee, on the Fifth Cycle of Academic Program Review; a proposed charge for the University Tenure and Promotion Committee; proposed revisions to the upper division writing requirements; a proposed disability access statement addendum to the Faculty Statement of Course Requirements Policy, #S82-90; a proposed bylaw change to eliminate the Academic Program Review Committee and establish a Strategic Planning Committee; and a proposed resolution thanking and commending departing senators.

Agenda items for 3:30 to 4 p.m. include: election of Senate officers for 2007-08; and a resolution on the summer Senate.

OIP director candidates
Candidates for the director of the Office of International Programs position will be giving public presentations this month. Three candidates have confirmed dates so far; one more will be announced later.
  • Jorge Garcia, associate vice president for international affairs at Southern New Hampshire University, will present from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday in room 275 of the HSS building.
  • Saleha Suleman, director of international programs and services at Michigan Technological University, will present from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday in room 460 of the Administration building.
  • James Coffman, U.S. representative for International Student Advisors Inc., Tokyo, Japan, will present from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in room 460 of the Administration building.

This month's Insiders include a book on conventional wisdom by Dean Manders, Social Science; a book on GIS by Ayse Pamuk, Urban Studies; a management scholar award for Sally Baack, Management; a theatre production by Barbara Damashek, Theater Arts; and an experiential education award for Nina Roberts, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

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This Week
Greek film festival
The San Francisco Greek Festival runs through Friday at the Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco. All shows start at 7:30 p.m.; weekly and three-film pass holders should arrive at least 20 minutes before films start to secure seating. Individual tickets cost $15. Tickets to the opening-night film and reception start at $60.

For tickets, and a complete schedule, visit:

The festival is sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, Center for Modern Greek Studies, Nikos Kazantzakis Chair at SF State, Greek Film Center and Graal Productions of Greece.

DAI spring exhibit
Design and Industry's spring exhibit will be held Tuesday through Friday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Exhibit hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 18.

Poeta Pan on SPARK
Theatre Arts Professor Carlos Barón and his Pablo Neruda-inspired SF State play "Poeta Pan" will be featured on KQED-Channel 9's program "SPARK." The episode airs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

In addition, longtime Dance Lecturer Chitresh Das will be featured on the Wednesday, May 23, episode of "SPARK."

For details, visit SPARK's Web site:

Ethnicity and cancer

Kimlin Tam Ashing-Giwa, professor and director of the City of Hope Center for Community Alliance for Research and Education, will speak on "Ethnicity and Cancer Survivorship Research: What We Know and Future Directions" from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday in Rosa Parks Room A of the Student Center.

R.S.V.P. to or ext. 8-2978.

The seminar is funded by The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Coming Up
CTFD open house

The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development invites faculty and staff to an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, May 25, in room 435 of the Library. Sweet and savory Mediterranean delights will be served.

Yehudi Menuhin festival
The Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival takes place June 1-3 in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building. The festival features three public concerts and seven master classes. For tickets and further details, visit or call (415) 820-1530.

The festival also includes the final Morrison Artists' Series concert of the season, a recital by the Daedalus String Quartet at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building. The quartet will perform works by Haydn, Horne and Debussy. Admission is free.

The event is sponsored by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and SF State's School of Music and Dance.


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